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Species Neoterpes trianguliferata - Hodges#6860

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Neoterpes
Species trianguliferata (Neoterpes trianguliferata - Hodges#6860)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
The Canary Thorn
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoterpes trianguliferata (Packard, 1871)
* phylogenetic sequence # 201950
Four Neoterpes species occur in America north of Mexico.(1)
forewing length 14-20 mm
southern British Columbia to southwestern Alberta and south to Colorado, Utah and California(1)
adults seen in British Columbia April to June(1)
California late March to July(1)
larval hosts include currants and gooseberry(1)
Life Cycle
overwinter as pupa
larvae are twig-mimics
Print References
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 30.4f; p. 216(1)
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of living Neoterpes trianguliferata and related species.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned Neoterpes trianguliferata and related species. - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.